Living Through the Death of Capitalism – Joe Brewer

I write these words not out of despair, but as an affirmation of the most rugged hopefulness I can muster. I was trained in climate science and I know what…

Iceberg the size of Delaware calving off of Antarctica

NASA has just released new aerial photographs that show, close-up, an immense, 70-mile long rift in the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica. The breach is 300 feet wide and one-third of a…

Are you too old to find success? | Oliver Burkeman | Life and style | The Guardian

At what age are you too old to achieve breakthrough success in your field? That question fascinates so many people, I suspect, because almost nobody considers themselves already entirely successful….

Why America needs a socialist movement

If the American left is to confront Donald Trump, it must have a movement with confidence and energy — one that will defend democracy with the same frantic urgency of…

US hate incidents spike after Donald Trump elected | Al Jazeera

In the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential election victory, the United States saw a “national outbreak of hate” with a spike in assaults, intimidation, and harrassments towards ethnic and racial minorities,…

Slovenia adds water to constitution as fundamental right for all | Environment | The Guardian

Slovenia has amended its constitution to make access to drinkable water a fundamental right for all citizens and stop it being commercialised. With 64 votes in favour and none against,…

TV Pundits Eager to Make Trump the New ‘Normal’ | FAIR

After wrongly predicting the election, political pundits are returning to TV talkshows to explain what will happen under a Trump presidency. But these predictions aren’t like TV anchors predicting the…

Racism With No Racists: The President Trump Conundrum | tressiemc

President-elect Donald Trump ran on a fundamentally racist platform. President-elect Donald Trump promulgated the idea that Mexicans are rapists, blacks are trapped in inner cities, Muslims are terrorists and that…

Nice, decent folks – Cold Takes

What I found more intriguing were the ethnographers, who were baffled by the living, breathing Klan members. These ethnographers found that Klansmen and Klanswomen seemed like “good” or “decent” folks….

They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45 by Milton Mayer, an excerpt

“You see,” my colleague went on, “one doesn’t see exactly where or how to move. Believe me, this is true. Each act, each occasion, is worse than the last, but…